Of course, there's more to the story, some of it involving a misunderstanding as to just what book the police were actually asked to retrieve, but this Daily News article clears everything up (well, mostly):
Read the article for the rest of the details (and to find out what the cops were really asked to retrieve) - including the fact that the child's mother apparently embarrassed herself during her phone call to the library by using some inappropriate language. I feel sorry for the little girl, naturally, but maybe her parents should explain to her that it's not cool to ignore due dates and requests to return overdue materials to the library - or to curse at some librarian on the phone when you get caught doing it.Shannon Benoit told CBS Boston that little Hailey, 5, was worried she was going to be cuffed and arrested when Sgt. Dan Dowd arrived at their door in Charlton Dec. 27 asking for the book.With the cops standing at the door, the family searched the house and found the text, and returned it to Dowd, according to the report.But when he left, Hailey began to cry."I thought it was way overboard," Shannon Benoit told the TV station.
I'm on the library's side on this one. I suspect that's the minority opinion, however, because cute kids win every time.